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Llama and Alpaca Trekking in Switzerland

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What is the difference between a llama and an alpaca?

You can see the first difference immediately when you look at the animals side by side. An alpaca is much smaller than a llama. Its wool is also finer and smoother. This is why alpacas are often bred for wool.

Differences llamas and alpacas

LamasAlpacas
weight (kg)13060
shoulder height (cm)12090
ear shapeslightly curvedstraight up
head shapeelongated, long noserounded, short nose, button eyes
coatshaggy, coarse top coatfine, well structured
Figureappear somewhat angular and spikysoft and curved
ancestryguanacosvicuñas

What is a llama or alpaca trekking?

Under a trekking you can imagine shorter or longer walks with the animals. Each participant leads one animal on a leash. Trekking is not strenuous because your luggage is basically carried by the llamas. It is suitable for children and adults alike. Very young children are not yet allowed to lead an animal alone. An adult must be present. Before you start trekking with your animal, you will have enough time to get acquainted with it.

Some providers also offer trekking tours of several days. You will spend the night in simple, romantic mass accommodations.

Whether walking or challenging trekking, possibly combined with a boat tour, geocaching or even a cable car ride, some tour providers make almost all customer wishes possible. Occasionally, treks for wheelchair users are also offered

In any case, you should remember to bring weatherproof clothing and comfortable hiking shoes. In most cases, you should also bring your own food. Heavy backpacks are usually carried by the llamas (up to 20 kg per animal) or, for tours lasting several days, by accompanying cars. Llamas are pack animals. However, you are not allowed to ride them, not even children.

In our ultimate guide for llama and alpaca trekking you will also find a route near you. At the bottom of this page, we have answered questions about clothing, animal husbandry and Swiss laws in the FAQ. There you can also find out whether the animals can be dangerous.

Llama and Alpaca Trekking in Zurich

Five llama and alpaca trekking providers are located in the Zurich Region.

Wyland Usziit

Wyland Usziit conducts llama trekking at various levels of difficulty in the district of Andelfingen/Canton of Zurich. Tours in combination with geocaching or rafting are particularly interesting.

Highlights

  • Llama trekking
  • Llama walk and taster encounter
  • Combination trekking with geocaching
  • Combination with animal observation with experts (beavers, birds, etc.)
  • In combination with a rafting tour on the Rhine or the Thur river

Description

Petra and Martin Heussi offer llama trekking and walks on their farm in Marthalen. Walks serve to switch off from everyday life and do not require any special fitness. They last a maximum of 90 minutes.

A taster encounter is 60 minutes long and brings a first contact with the animals. It is especially ideal for smaller children, especially since the two white llamas of the total of five come from Circus Nock. They are used to the audience and noise.

The trekking is carried out at different levels of difficulty and varies in length and terrain depending on the fitness and wishes of the participants. The starting point is Marthalen.

The farm is located outside the village in the direction of Rheinau. You can reach it by car from the center of the village via Lochstrasse and Radstrasse. For an individual trekking you can book combinations with geocaching, rafting tours on the Rhine or Thur or also with a swimming or food break. You should bring sturdy shoes and clothing suitable for the weather.

Included

Pick up from Marthalen train station

Extras

Lunch or dinner as a menu can be booked in addition to a half-day trekking (four hours) for a minimum of three participants. It will be served after completion of the trekking.

Alpakable

Alpakable is a small farm with four alpacas in Mönchaltdorf (Canton Zurich). You can make friends with alpacas here, teach them small exercises and take walks around the farm.

Highlights

  • Walks with a small course
  • Visiting afternoons for groups
  • Workshops
  • Spinning course

Description

Monika Büchel and her family run the Alpakable Farm as a non-profit association. It is located in Mönchaltdorf in the district of Uster and can be reached from Zurich via Forchstrasse and the A52 in about half an hour. Walks with an easy course start with a question and answer session about the farm and the alpacas. Afterwards you can feed the alpacas and make friends with them under supervision. Small exercises will prepare you for the course, which will be run before the walk around the farm.

Visiting afternoons for groups start very similarly. Instead of the course and the walk, you will feel and handle the wool of the alpacas. Along the way there will be a picnic, for which you will bring your own food. In the workshops you will also get acquainted with the alpacas before learning about their wool and how to process it. Similarly, the spinning course will teach you how to spin with your hands, spindle and spinning wheel, and you will also make a fleece from alpaca wool.

Included

Included are the use of the equipment and the wool you need for visiting afternoons, workshops or spinning classes.

Extras

There is an additional cost for materials for visiting afternoons for groups. Annual club memberships include arranged alpaca visits plus workshop use to make a desired product with alpaca wool.

on the road with Wyland Uszit (Photo; Wyland Usziit)on the road with Wyland Uszit (Photo; Wyland Usziit)
Alpakable Alpaca Experience (Photo: Alpakable)Alpakable Alpaca Experience (Photo: Alpakable)

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Meier Farm

The Meier-Hof near Bülach conducts llama treks up the Höriberg. In the Zurich Unterland region, a leisurely stroll serves to relax.

Highlights

  • Llama Trekking
  • Children's birthday party
  • School classes

Description

Albert and Greth Meier own a total of twenty-two llamas and two alpacas on their farm at Meier-Hof. The pastures are located directly in the area of the landing approach to Zurich Airport. Llama trekking can be booked all year round and is offered as a relaxing walk up the 474 meter high Höriberg.

The Meier farm is located in Höri on the Glatt river in Hochfelderstrasse near the Niederhöri school. From Zurich you can reach it in a northerly direction in about twenty minutes via the A1L and A51 freeways. Within the village the signpost meier-lamas leads to the farm. To get to know the animals, you can pet and brush them beforehand.

At the children's birthday party, the birthday child, who is at least seven years old, may choose a llama and invite a maximum of nine friends. He or she can pet and brush the llama and lead it to the Höriberg itself. In total this takes about 2-2.5 hours. The offer for school classes is largely the same as the llama trekking.

Includes

own photos; for the children's birthday party the Zvieri is included

Extras

Drinks and snacks can be purchased at the Lamastübli at Meier-Hof.

Lama Farm Yacana

Lama Farm Yacana offers llama walks and meditative tours around the farm on the edge of the forest. Attached is a small store with products made of llama wool.

Highlights

  • Llama walks, also with alpaca
  • Meditative walks
  • Photo shooting
  • Drawing and painting

Description

Karin Juling Hauser currently has three llamas and a male alpaca at the Lama Farm Yacana. The farm is located in the town of Gossau in the canton of St. Gallen. You can reach it from Zurich via Forchstrasse, the A 52 freeway, Leerütistrasse to Grütstrasse in Gossau. The llama walks can be booked all year round, also independent of the official opening hours.

You walk in a group with your llama through the forest and sometimes scramble up the slope. Meditative tours take place at the farm with selected animals. For the photo shoot you can use the spacious enclosure. Also meetings with the llamas for painting and drawing are possible at the Lama Farm Yacana. For the walks you should bring appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

Included

no further services

Extras

Bröötli following a llama trekking can be booked additionally at the yurt café on the farm. However, it is only open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Meier Hof near Bülach (Photo: Meier Hof)Meier Hof near Bülach (Photo: Meier Hof)
Yacana Trekking (Photo: Yacana)Yacana Trekking (Photo: Yacana)

Animal Experience Bonstetten

The farm Tier Erlebnis Bonstetten lets you enjoy the beautiful area around Bonstetten on an individual llama trekking.

Highlights

  • Short trekking
  • Half day trekking
  • Children's birthday parties, company events, family outings
  • Therapy with llamas

Description

Petra Ingold-Huber primarily offers very individually planned trekking tours, children's birthday parties or family outings. You have the possibility to arrange short excursions or half-day trekking up to four hours or to book encounters with the llamas at the farm.

Included

according to agreement

Extras

Catering can be booked additionally.

Animal Experience Bonstetten (Photo: Animal Experience)Animal Experience Bonstetten (Photo: Animal Experience)
Landscape (Photo: Unsplash Ricardo Gomez)Landscape (Photo: Unsplash Ricardo Gomez)

Llama and Alpaca Trekking in Ticino

In the region Ticino you will find at least two providers of llama and alpaca trekking.

Llama Trekking nel Malcantone

The llama trekking nel Malcantone will take you with the llamas through a splendid chestnut forest of Ticino to a viewpoint at the historic chapel of Santa Maria with a panoramic view down to the sunny Malcantone.

Highlights

  • Taster trekking
  • Half-day and day tours with and without picnic

Description

Hanspeter Frei keeps seven llamas on his farm. On the approximately one-hour taster trek with llamas, you will walk comfortably with him through the chestnut forest up to the Santa Maria Chapel. There are various options for half-day and day tours, which Hanspeter Frei will plan with you as needed.

These include a tour to the wildly romantic mountain stream Magliasina, which flows through Malcantone. Three popular hiking routes, two mountain railroads, regional festivals or markets in the area can also be included in the planning of trekking tours. You can also go swimming in lakes or rivers and diving with the llamas.

In addition, there are activities at the farm. From the train station Lugano you can take the post bus to Iseo or you can be picked up in Lugano by phone. The llama trekking is carried out here all year round.

Included

no further services

Llama Trekking Ticino

During a llama trekking Ticino you will experience a unique panoramic view of the surrounding mountain landscape from Monte Comino, which is located at about 1200 meters above sea level.

Highlights

  • Taster Trekking
  • Half day trekking and day trekking
  • Multiday trekking with overnight stays in the nature
  • Parties, anniversaries, birthdays in connection with llama trekking

description

Marisa and Jean-Pierre Bäschlin have been breeding llamas on Monte Comino in Centovalli since 2015. They currently have 12 llamas, eight of which are stallions. A taster trekking lasts about 1.5 hours, a half-day trekking 3.5 hrs and a day trekking 6 hours.

Each trekking takes you across alpine meadows, peat bogs and forests of the region around the farm. Multi-day trekking includes picnic and overnight stay in the nature. All the luggage is carried by the llamas and you will enjoy the great view of several peaks of the Ticino Alps and also of Lake Maggiore.

For example, a popular and easy hike goes from Monte Comino to Mosogno. All trekking tours are planned and calculated directly with you. The same applies to festivities at the farm that are to be combined with trekking.

The farm Lama Trekking Ticino in Nucleo di Verdasio 1 is 1,2 km far from the station Funivia Verdasio (Monte Comino) of the Centovalli train. From the station you can reach the bottom station of the cable car to Monte Comino in a few minutes. At the top, the path to Lama Trekking is well signposted.

Included

Picnic food can be included in the calculation.

Extras

Llama wool quilts can be purchased at the farm.

Llama Trekking Malcantone (Photo: Lama Trekking nel Malcantone)Llama Trekking Malcantone (Photo: Lama Trekking nel Malcantone)
Lamatrekking Ticino (Photo: Lamatrekking Ticino )Lamatrekking Ticino (Photo: Lamatrekking Ticino )

Llama and Alpaca Trekking in Aargau

In the region Aargau you will find at least four providers of llama and alpaca trekking.

Wädisfarm

The Wädisfarm conducts walks with alpacas in the surroundings of Hunzenschwil in the canton of Aargau. Before that, you can take a half-hour alpaca driving course.

Highlights

  • Alpaca driving license
  • Small, medium and large walks
  • Children's birthday parties
  • School trips
  • Course

Description

Adele and Wädi Baumann keep seven alpacas on their farm in Hunzenschwil/Bezirk Lenzburg. For a first contact they recommend the Alpaca Driving Licence, which you can get after thirty minutes of introduction. The small, medium and large walks last between 75 minutes and 3.25 hours and lead into the surroundings of Hunzenschwil, mostly in and around the small local mountain Lotten.

Parcours are offered for small groups and families of up to five people. The duration here is about one hour. The Wädisfarm is located on the southeastern outskirts of Hunzenschwil on Brandfisel-Strasse and is easily accessible from Aarau via the A1/Aarau-Ost exit or Route 5. The big walk is interrupted with a Zvieri break. No special fitness is required, but good shoes are very important.

Included

For the big tour a Zvieri including drinks is included

Extras

no further services

Möhlin Farm

The Möhlin farm offers alpaca trekking through the beautiful Fricktal, where peace and unspoiled nature in a nature reserve invite you to relax.

Highlights

  • Alpaca Trekking
  • Wedding shooting

description

Claudia and Stephan Herzog have fourteen alpacas on their farm in Möhlin, which is about three kilometers northeast of the town center near the Breitsee nature reserve. The Rhine is about two kilometers away. From Basel you can reach the farm in thirty minutes to the east via the A3 freeway to exit 15 Rheinfelden Ost.

The trail leads from the farm through the forest, along the Rhine and past fields. Alpaca trekking is done daily with a minimum of two animals, except on Sundays. Trekking is not offered in July and August due to higher temperatures. The wedding shooting is for great photos with the alpacas. Duration and price are subject to prior agreement.

Included

Accompanying persons who do not lead an animal

Extras

Alpaca wool and alpaca quilts can be purchased at the farm.

Daedal farm (Photo: Daedal farm)Daedal farm (Photo: Daedal farm)
Möhlin Neuhof (Photo: Möhlin Neuhof))Möhlin Neuhof (Photo: Möhlin Neuhof))

amalama

Amalama used to be called Lama Trekking Bucheggberg / Dürihof .
The farm in Attiswil has 23 llamas with which you can go llama trekking in nearby Bucheggberg. The hilly country is located in the canton of Solothurn.

Highlights

  • Therapies
  • Llama Trekking
  • Fairytale trekking
  • Children's birthday party with llamas
  • Guide training

Description

Tanja Burkolter and Ernesto Romano also treat people with their llamas and even visit them in homes. On the way to their patients, the llamas even ride elevators. The llama trekking goes through the hills of Bucheggberg or to a forest hut where Ernesto Romano tells fairy tales to the participants. He calls this trekking fairy tale trekking. With three fairy tales it lasts about two hours.

The children's birthday party lasts about three hours and includes a small trekking round, followed by grilled cervelat and a birthday cake for dessert. Llama guide training also includes a course and a small trekking round. For companies, team building with llamas is offered, which includes a change of animals in the guide training.

In addition, the farm has several combination offers. Clothing suitable for the weather and sturdy shoes are required for trekking. .

Included

  • no other services

Extras

Picnic on the day tour

Experience farm Gnöd

The Erlebnishof in Gnöd5 offers you experiences in the rural area of the canton of Solothurn with llamas and alpacas. Ponies and goats are also available on request. Popular hiking trails along the Cholersbach stream lead through the forest to the Tüfelsschlucht gorge at the beautiful southern foot of the Jura.

Highlights

  • Walk or trek with the animals (length and duration by arrangement)
  • Obstacle course with llamas or alpacas

Description

Sabrina Rauscher likes to plan the experiences individually with you. She offers shorter and longer trekking tours or walks around Hägendorf. As intermediate destinations there are different restaurants. A visit to one of the most modern and largest farms in the area is also possible. Those who do not plan trekking can also participate in an obstacle course with a llama or alpaca after getting to know them.

Included

  • no other services

Extras

  • no further services
Trekking in the Bucheggberg (Photo: amalama)Trekking in the Bucheggberg (Photo: amalama)
Hägendorf (Photo: Erlebnishof Gnöd)Hägendorf (Photo: Erlebnishof Gnöd)

Llama and Alpaca Trekking in Graubünden

In the region Grisons you will find at least four providers of llama and alpaca trekking.

Lamaventura

Lamaventura lets you experience mountain tours with llamas in Graubünden. The Surselva region is characterized by wonderful mountain lakes and beautiful mountain meadows between mountains and passes.

Highlights

  • Llama trekking for families in Brigels or Disentis
  • Individual half-day or day tour Lama Trekking according to customer's wishes
  • Multiday trekking with pack llamas

Description

During the summer vacations Nadia and David Deplazes offer about four-hour llama trekking (Mondays) around Brigels or two-hour tours (Tuesdays) around Disentis. Meeting point for Disentis is Salaplauna, Klosterstall in summer and the MGB stop Acla da Fontauna in autumn. For Brigels, the starting point is at the Sogn Giacun Chapel in Brigels before you hike through the fairytale Plaun da Plaids. The minimum age is four years. You have to bring your own food and drinks.

Closed shoes with good tread are important. Meeting point for individual half-day or day treks is usually the Lamaventura farm in Surrein or the Sumvitg Lamaweide or also the Rhaetian Railway stop. You can plan the destinations of individual trekking tours directly with the organizer. Multi-day tours last between three and fourteen days.

You will be accompanied by a hiking guide with a federal certificate. You will be on your way through the mountains with pack animals. You can choose from areas in Surselva, in the Greina plateau, in the Gotthard area or even a crossing of the Alps.

Included

For the vacation family tours: one guide and one llama per family

Extras

Overnight stay and meals have to be paid by yourself

Arvenhof Serneus

The Arvenhof offers you guided trekking tours with or without campfire in the midst of the beautiful high mountains at an altitude of approx. 1000 meters in the Prättigau. Green meadows, white limestone and crystal clear mountain lakes characterize this region.

Highlights

  • Half-day trekking tours (midday, afternoon or evening)
  • ¾ day and full day trekking tours
  • 2-day tours with overnight stay and full board
  • Multi-day tours with full board on request (e.g. to the Grüensee at the Durannapass, to Conters, Casanna or also to the Fideriser Heubergen)
  • Children's birthday party
  • Lama trekking for people with special needs

Description

Rico and Larissa Jegen have up to forty llamas on their farm in Serneus. The half-day trekking tours will take you along the river for about two hours. Evening tours include an additional evening barbecue (with food) of about one hour (lunch tour half an hour). ¾ Day tours take a similar route or lead uphill to the Rüti, for example. They have a total duration of about 5.5 hours including food.

The full day tours are offered by Rico and Larissa in different levels of difficulty. The destination Schifer is reached by different routes. After a lunch around the campfire, it's time to head back. All two- and multi-day tours are individually arranged and planned together with you. For the children's birthday party either trekking or gymkhana (course running) with llamas is possible. The trekking tours are individually adapted for people with special needs.

Included

Food and drinks (except afternoon tour), drink for the way

Extras

Drinks etc. consumed or obtained at the mountain lodge or restaurant must be paid for by the participant.

Alpine trekking (Photo: Lamaventura)Alpine trekking (Photo: Lamaventura)
Arvenhof (Photo: Arvenhof Gonzales)Arvenhof (Photo: Arvenhof Gonzales)

Organic farm Pauraria Puntetta Müstair

The Pauraria Puntetta organic farm offers llama trekking through the watery mountain landscape of the Müstair Valley in Graubünden, which lies at an altitude of 1,200 meters, for the whole family

Highlights

  • Lama taster trekking for the whole family
  • Individual Lama Trekking

Description

Monika and Isidor Sepp are still accepting registrations for taster treks until the day before. They last about two hours and always start on Wednesdays from July to October at 10 am, in February at 1 pm. Meeting point is at the Pauraria Puntetta. They plan individual tours directly with you.

Included

no other services

extras

no further services

Yak and Llama Farm Gädemli

Yak und Lama Hof Gädemli offers trekking tours with llamas in the Safiental valley, which are given a special atmosphere by the Safier mountain landscape all around and the view of the 2,800-meter-high Piz Fess.

Highlights

  • Day trekking with llamas
  • Family fun trek with llamas

description

Erwin and Angelika Brandli have on their farm besides yaks and camels also ten llamas. They offer llama trekking as a day trekking (6-8 hours) and as a family fun trek (4.5 hours). Participants will be picked up at Safien Platz, to which the post bus will take you from the Versam station of the Rhaetian Railway.

The day trekking goes two hours uphill in the mountain landscape. At the top you will be served homemade specialties of the Brandli farm and after the way back you will have a cozy snack at the farm. Children are only allowed to participate from the age of 10. Mountain boots and clothing suitable for the weather are a must.

The family fun trek hikes about an hour to the picnic area. Children under 7 guide a llama along with an adult. After a two-hour stay, the trek returns. Llama trekking is offered from May to October.

Included

  • Lunch with drink and snack (day trekking)
  • Mountain guide
  • Pick up at Safienplatz

extras

no further services

Puntetta (Photo: Puntetta)Puntetta (Photo: Puntetta)
Yak and llama farm Gädemli (Photo: Gädemli)Yak and llama farm Gädemli (Photo: Gädemli)

Llama and Alpaca Trekking in Lucerne Lake Lucerne

In the Luzern Vierwaldstättersee Region you will find at least eight providers of llama and alpaca trekking.

Llama Trekking Giswil

Lama Trekking Giswil conducts llama trekking along a wild stream in central Switzerland. Two-day hikes take you over the one-thousand-meter Hasliberg at a leisurely pace to Giswil.

Highlights

  • Lama Trekking half-day, day and 2-day tours
  • School trips
  • Fondue tour
  • Children's birthday party
  • Handicap
  • Class camp

Description

Marlene and Ernst Ambauen keep fourteen llamas on their farm in Giswil in the canton of Obwalden. You will find it only a hundred meters from the train station. Meeting point for Llama Trekking is therefore usually the train station Giswil.

The half day trekking leads from there through the settlement, the six hour day trekking to the Laui, a ten kilometer long wild river in Giswel. There you can eat the food you brought yourself before you go back with the llamas.

Two-day treks start at the Meiringen Hasliberg/Wasserwendi bus stop and take you to Brünig. The next day you will walk along the Lungernersee to Giswil. Walking time is about four hours per day at Lamatempo. For the first day you bring your own food.

Good shoes as well as sun and rain protection are also important. School trips are day trekking tours for up to 30 participants. The fondue tour lasts two to three hours and includes a fondue in the forest with wine, cake and cheli from the fire.

The children's birthday tour includes a two-hour trekking with a self-brought picnic. Tours for people with disabilities are discussed and planned individually. A class camp can last from two days to a week. The details are also planned individually for this.

Included

  • For two-day trekking: night meal and overnight stay in a dormitory as well as breakfast and lunch on the second day; night luggage is transported by car.
  • Self-brought picnic carried by the llamas on each trek.
  • During the fondue tour: food and drinks

Extras

Drinks during the two-day trekking are to be paid by yourself

Lama Trekking Flüehli

Lama Trekking Flüehli takes you on short tours to the Kneipp facility. Longer tours let you enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Central Swiss Pre-Alps with views of the Sörenberg, the Waldemmental or impressive waterfalls.

Highlights

  • Trial Trekking
  • Senior trekking
  • Half day and full day trekking
  • Two days trekking
  • Winter trekking

Description

Irene and Martin Flipp have been keeping llamas since 2006, there are currently nineteen animals on their farm in Spierbergli 6. Flüehli is in the canton of Lucerne, the tours always start in Flüehli, Hinter-Thorbach 3.

On the taster trekking you hike for a maximum of two hours to a vantage point above Flüehli or along the Emmen shore. Also the senior trekking goes about two hours hiking time, wish routes are possible.

On a half-day trekking you go in a wide arc to the Kneipp facility with up to three hours of walking time. Full day trekking starts at the Sattelschlucht or leads you to the Waldemmental. Another route stops at a waterfall and a suspension bridge.

For the two-day trek, you'll also head to Sattelschlucht. The hike ends in Guggenen with an overnight stay on the alp, the next day you go back another way. Mountain hiking equipment with sun and rain protection is absolutely necessary here. Winter trekking is a maximum two-hour trekking through the snow.

Extras

You have to bring snacks and water

Included

Meals from the backpack or after return at the starting point, for two-day tours overnight stay on the alp with dinner and breakfast. Children under 10 years lead a llama together with an adult.

Lama Trekking Giswil (Photo: Giswil)Lama Trekking Giswil (Photo: Giswil)
Llama trekking with escort (Photo: Flühli)Llama trekking with escort (Photo: Flühli)

Wendelhof

The Wendelhof offers llama trekking in the beautiful Lucerne Lake Valley with a fantastic view of the mountains and Lake Baldegg.

Highlights

  • Heidegg Castle Trekking or Llama Trekking with cultural experience
  • Children's birthday party trekking
  • Fürobig Trekking
  • Pure Nature Trekking
  • Individually planned Lama Trekking

Description

Bernadette Rüttimann Oehen and Stefan Oehen keep more than one hundred llamas on their large farm in Lieli. They breed and sell llamas, use them for farming and offer llama trekking. Their farm covers an agricultural area of 16 hectares and 4 hectares of forest. A llama trekking with cultural experience lasts two hours and includes a visit to Heidegg Castle, 2.5 kilometers away, with its castle garden and beautiful vineyard.

Individual meals are served in the castle or in the wine cellar. The way back is not on foot, but the Oehens organize a transport. During the children's birthday trekking, which is scheduled to last three hours, a lot of time is spent getting to know and caring for the llamas by the children before the trekking tour leads through meadows and forests. A bread roll is served in the moat of the Nünegg ruin in Lieli, about one kilometer from the farm.

The two-hour Fürobig Trekking goes with you and your llama comfortably over the Lindenberg. On its high terrace, on the western slope, lies Lieli as well as other villages. The llama trekking tour Natur Pur Trekking leads you four hours along the Ballmoors. Here you can get to know the typical plants of a high moor.

Included

Meals (except for Fürobig Trekking and Natur Pur Trekking)

Extras

Apéro at Fürobig Trekking and Natur Pur Trekking

Farmhouse Panoramablick

The Panoramablick farmhouse offers short walks with llamas in the rural surroundings of the farmhouse. In the immediate vicinity of the farmhouse, the Rotbach flows within the small Riffig forest, offering a pleasantly tranquil and calming atmosphere.

Highlights

  • Llama Trekking
  • Lama encounter experience

Description

Lucia and Brent Kerr will guide you for about 1.5 hours through several small forests, you will pass waterfalls and take a break for snacks. The trails are easy to walk, but not suitable for wheelchairs.

Therefore, there is the possibility for people with limited mobility to experience the llamas directly at the farm. The llama encounter experience is a one-hour program. You can feed the llamas, pet them or just watch them.

Included

  • small snack during the trekking

Extras

Refreshment in the barn is a small café near the neighbor, which is only 80 m from the farmhouse. In the cottage you can stay in a handicapped accessible accommodation in groups up to 21 people (seven bedrooms), also in half board or full board.

Llamas at Wendelhof (Photo: Wendelhof)Llamas at Wendelhof (Photo: Wendelhof)
Llama trekking farmhouse Panoramablick (Photo: Panoramablick(Llama trekking farmhouse Panoramablick (Photo: Panoramablick(

Llama Trekking Wolhusen

Llama trekking Wolhusen is carried out in the mountainous area west of the river kleine Emme along the Stampflgraben and requires a good level of fitness.

Highlights

  • Short trekking (short walk with the llamas)
  • Normal trekking tour

Description

Leonie and Ivo Bachmann have their farm in Wolhusen at Bergli 2. Meeting point for a llama trekking is the meadow opposite Kommetsrüti 80. Those arriving by public transport will be picked up at Wolhusen train station.

A short walk with the llamas takes about two hours in total. The trekking includes getting to know each other and the actual trekking. This takes about 1.5 hours with an ascent of 250 meters in altitude over two kilometers and takes place in all weather conditions. After a picnic break, it goes back about an hour.

Llama trekking is held on Saturdays from about 10 am to 3 pm. An accompanying person is required for each child under the age of eight.

Included

Pick up at Wolhusen train station

Extras

Picnic has to be brought by yourself, if necessary it can be booked additionally by arrangement

Alp Stillaub

From Alp Stillaub you can discover the wilderness in the middle of the Entlebuch Biosphere on trekking tours with llamas

Highlights

  • Taster trekking
  • Day trekking with dinner
  • Day trekking with overnight stay
  • Individual tours

Description

Priska & Toni Felder have been breeding llamas since 2004. Their herd in Finsterwald near Entlebuch has about fifty animals. In summer they are all on the Alp Stillaub, which is reached by car from Entlebuch via the Glaubenbergstrasse and from Restaurant Gfellen via a natural road after a total of 8.6 kilometers.

The taster trekking takes about 1.5 hours. During the day trekking with dinner a campfire with Älplermagronen is offered. It is carried out only from May to September. The day trekking with overnight stay is an adventure in the middle of nature in a teepee or in the straw of a 200 year old granary of the alp Stillaub.

You should take a sleeping bag with you. In the morning you will get a rich breakfast. Overnight stays are possible from June to September. Each Lama Trekking is carried out with a minimum of six participants.

Included

For the day trekking either dinner or additionally overnight stay and breakfast are included according to the booking.

Extras

Älplermagronen at the campfire you can book at the trial trekking. Bathing in the hotpot is possible after advance reservation, the heating up takes 4-5 hours.

Lama Trekking Wolhusen ( Photo: Wolhusen)Lama Trekking Wolhusen ( Photo: Wolhusen)
Alp Stillaub Finsterwald (Photo: UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch)Alp Stillaub Finsterwald (Photo: UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch)

Bristenlama

The tours from the Bristenlama farm in the beautiful Maderanertal valley let you admire the Gotthard massif and individual 3000-meter mountains, powdered white even in summer, while you hike with the llama through a beautiful landscape.

Highlights

  • Trial trekking
  • Morning or afternoon tour
  • Day tour
  • Individual Tours

Description

The Fedier-Infanger family keeps about forty llamas in the canton of Uri in central Switzerland. All smaller tours are organized for 4-12 people throughout the year from the Bristenlama farm.

The taster trekking lasts two to three hours in total, a morning or afternoon tour four to five hours. In the summer months, if you are in good shape and have hiking boots, a short round hike via Ried and Amsteg is conceivable. Day tours last seven to eight hours.

You start at the valley station of the cable car Golzern, where the llamas are already waiting for you. You hike to the Maderanertal and at the Golzernsteg you have a lunch break. At a campfire you can grill bratwurst or servelat, served with bread, water and syrup. Through a breathtaking alpine panorama you will continue your hike to the hotel Maderanertal.

If you wish, a cab will take you back to the starting point. In summer the llamas graze on the alp Stäfeli, which reaches on several relays up to the AACZ Windgällenhütte. The full-day tours can only be booked from June to August.

Included

Lunch for day tours

Extras

Aperitif, dessert or cake buffet or even barbecue by arrangement for trial and half-day tours; return trip by cab to the valley station of the Golzern cable car.

rigi-lama

At the foot of the Rigi you will hike with llamas near Küssnacht in a mountainous landscape with a constant view of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains.

Highlights

  • Tours from approx. 2 to approx. 3.5 hours duration
  • Glacier trail
  • Grüeziweg
  • Children's birthday party
  • School trip approx. 5 hrs.
  • Group day hike (max. 14 persons)

Description

Family Hediger has besides llamas from mid-May to mid-September also cattle and suckler cows in the summering farm. The farm is located on the wide Seebodenalp. It can be reached via the freeway exit Küssnacht am Rigi in the direction of Seebodenalp or by public transport at the Seeboden valley station in Küssnacht.

The round trip to Grod-Ruodisegg and back starts at Seebodenalp and takes about 2.5 hours. It is done with at least 3 llamas. The Glacier Trail and the Grüezi Trail (end point Rigi Staffel) are also organized with a minimum of 3 llamas. They each take about three hours.

A rather short hike, on the other hand, is the easy trail to Grod-Ruodisegg with about 1:45 hours.

Included

no further services

Extras

Apéro

Bristenlama (Photo: Bristenlama)Bristenlama (Photo: Bristenlama)
Rigi Lama Hike at the foot of the Rigi (Photo: Rigi Lama)Rigi Lama Hike at the foot of the Rigi (Photo: Rigi Lama)

Llama and Alpaca Trekking in Eastern Switzerland / Liechtenstein

In the region Eastern Switzerland / Liechtenstein you will find at least three providers of llama and alpaca trekking.

Tiererlebnishof Urnäsch

From the Tiererlebnishof you will experience a green and exceptionally beautiful mountain landscape of the Appenzell Alps around Urnäsch with mountain peaks up to 1,300 meters high while trekking with llamas and alpacas.

Highlights

  • Trekking Taster Tour
  • Trekking Medium Tour
  • Trekking Big Tour
  • Adventure mornings for children with all animals
  • Children's birthday party in the decorated stable or in the nature

Description

Monika Egli will guide you through the area with alpacas and llamas. The trek takes about half of the total time. Unaccompanied children must be at least 10 years old for the trek. With an accompanying person, children from 3 years of age may participate in the trekking.

A taster tour has a length of about one hour, the medium tour two and the big tour 3 hours. Adventure mornings are held for children 3-14 years old over one semester on a Saturday morning each month and last three hours.

Birthday parties on the farm or in the great outdoors with treasure hunts and Indian tipi can be held with llamas and alpacas upon request.

Includes

  • a small snack (not included in the taster tour),
  • Children's birthday: birthday cake and drinks

Extras

Barbecue, use of the fireplace or story in the Indian tippi after the trekking can be booked additionally.

Fairytale Hotel Braunwald

The Märchenhotel Braunwald organizes easy walks to an impressive waterfall in the car-free village of Braunwald in Glarus, which you can only reach by taking the Braunwaldbahn.

Highlights

  • Llama trekking or walks with llamas
  • Children's slides in the llama and alpaca enclosure

Description

The two llamas Montana and Fritz as well as the two alpacas Sam and Frodo belong to the Märchenhotel Braunwald. Free of charge for hotel guests, the Vogel family hotel offers a short llama trekking on Wednesdays. It takes about an hour and is more of a leisurely walk from the hotel to the Zillibach waterfall and back.

Children must be accompanied by adults for this. A 25-meter long adventure slide runs right through the enclosure of the llamas and alpacas and may be used by hotel guests. To get to Braunwald, take the Braunwaldbahn, which runs up from the valley station every thirty minutes. Next to the valley station is the SBB Linthal-Braunwaldbahn stop and a large parking lot.

Included

  • Drinks and a small snack at the rest stop at Zillibach

Extras

  • Hotel with all facilities
Lama trekking fairy tale hotel Braunwald (Photo: fairy tale hotel)Lama trekking fairy tale hotel Braunwald (Photo: fairy tale hotel)
Tier Erlebnishof Urnäsch (Photo: Tier Erlebnishof)Tier Erlebnishof Urnäsch (Photo: Tier Erlebnishof)

Llama & Alpaca Farm Triesenberg

The Lama & Alpaka Hof Triesenberg is run by Anna-Lena Beck and Marc Schädler. The llama walks go through the Liechtenstein Alps and the surrounding forests. For groups of 20 or more, you can have a Farm Olympics organized with eight fun disciplines.

Highlights

  • Taster tours and other trekking tours
  • Torchlight tours
  • Fondue tours
  • Children's birthday parties
  • Tipi overnight stay
  • Farmers' Olympics

Description

The taster tour through the Liechtenstein mountains takes about two hours. It starts at the llama and alpaca farm Triesenberg with a short introduction and getting to know the animals. Afterwards you walk with a llama through the surroundings of Triesenberg.

Nightly torchlight tours are especially romantic and start either at the farm, in Malbun or Steg. Especially popular are llama and alpaca walks with barbecue in the forest, with raclette or with cheese fondue outside.

You can spend the night in a tepee from April to October if you like. A farmer's olympics is very funny. Several teams compete to win in:

  • Llama course
  • Rubber boot throwing
  • Cheese bowling
  • Wheelbarrow race
  • Stacking

and many other competitions.

Included

Drinks and a small snack at the rest (except Schnupper Trekking) Fondue, raclette, barbecue etc. with hot drinks according to booking Bread, sausages, salad, drinks at the children's birthday party Catering for the Farmers' Olympics can be arranged and booked accordingly

extras

  • Tipi
  • Farm store
  • Beer, wine and mulled wine

Offers at Swiss Activities:

Triesenberg (Photo: Lama- & Alpakahof Triesenberg)Triesenberg (Photo: Lama- & Alpakahof Triesenberg)
Triesenberg (Photo: Lama- & Alpakahof Triesenberg)Triesenberg (Photo: Lama- & Alpakahof Triesenberg)

Llama and Alpaca Trekking in Bern

In the region of Bern you will find at least six providers of llama and alpaca trekking.

Lama & Co

Lama & Co offers a llama and goat trekking in the wild and romantic alpine country of the Bernese Oberland. You'll hike across alpine meadows to the Seebergsee lake and possibly on to the jagged rocks of the Geissfluh.

Highlights

  • Taster trek
  • Sunrise trek etc.
  • Seebergsee trekking (2.5 hrs. hike plus 4 hrs. stay at the lake)
  • Family adventures with overnight stay in tents (two-day tours)
  • Winter trekking and individual company events

Description

Hugo Frieden is very flexible with a planned taster trekking, as it starts directly at his farm. It takes 1,5 to 2 hours. Sunrise trekking etc. is organized by arrangement.

For a Seebergsee trekking you can choose to go with llamas and/or goats. You will hike through the beautiful nature park Diemtigtal and stay four hours at the lake, where you can also have a picnic. The two-day tours are also suitable for small children and start at the Gestelen parking lot. Goats and llamas accompany you through the alpine meadows to the Seebergsee.

After a picnic you continue towards Geissfluh. The area is characterized by jagged rocks and gnarled mountain firs. Here the tents will be pitched and a campfire will be lit.

Winter trekking is a leisurely two-hour hike through the snow with goats and llamas, offered with or without a meal afterwards in the Alphüttli. Overnight stays are also possible here. Corporate events are offered very similarly.

Included

  • depending on the booking a picnic is included

extras

  • for 15 CHF per person picnic can be booked in addition

Llama trekking Leimiswil

Llama Trekking Leimiswil takes you along the farm's own lavender field, over field paths and through forests in the Oberaargau region of the canton of Bern.

Highlights

Trekking up to three hours

  • Trekking up to 4.5 hours
  • Trekking up to six hours
  • Trekking with school groups from twelve children
  • Trekking for several days by arrangement

Description

Lama Trekking Leimiswil is run by Helen and Markus Wegmüller-Mosimann in Leimiswil, Eichholz 10. They keep twelve llamas from the Lörzbachmühle on their farm during the months of April, July, August and October.

Their special feature is the purple lavender field in Leimiswil, which is a popular photo motif. All trekking tours are planned together with you. You can reach the farm by taking the S6 or S7 from or to Lucerne, getting off at Kleindietwil station and walking twenty minutes to Eichholz or having someone pick you up.

Includes

  • if the weather is suitable a campfire on the way

Extras

Overnight stay in the lavender field (incl. lavender cottage just in case) with welcome aperitif and breakfast 290 CHF for two persons

Llama and goat trekking Lama & Co (Photo: Lama & Co)Llama and goat trekking Lama & Co (Photo: Lama & Co)
Lamatrekking Leimiswil lavender field (Photo: Wegmüller family)Lamatrekking Leimiswil lavender field (Photo: Wegmüller family)

Llama Trekking Schwarzenburg

A llama trekking Schwarzenburg has for example the castle ruin Grasburg as destination and goes through the beautiful nature park Gantrisch in the Bernese midlands of the foothills of the Alps.

Highlights

  • Taster Trek
  • Half day trek
  • Day trekking
  • Individual tours with groups

Description

Vroni and Martin Mäder keep more than 30 llamas in Schwarzenburg at Katzenstyg 54 next to their farm. Their taster trek lasts 1-2 hours, the half-day trek up to four hours.

The number of animals used on the trek will be agreed with you before you start. Individual tours with groups can be planned in direct consultation. Schwarzenburg is easily accessible from Bern by S-Bahn.

Included

  • no further services

Extras

  • Barbecue (gas),
  • Tables and chairs

Lama del Rio

A llama trek from Lama del Rio takes you over rolling meadow hills into the beautiful Emmental Valley, past the Emme River and even across a suspension bridge.

Highlights

  • Taster trekking
  • Half day tours
  • Day tours
  • Individual trekking (also adventure weekend, children's party etc.)

description

Irene Jörg and Peter Scheidegger run a llama breeding farm at Gotthelfstrasse 14 in Lützelflüh and currently have seven stallions and five mares. The taster trekking takes about half an hour to an hour, a half-day trekking between two and three hours. You have to bring your own food in your backpack.

For the day trekking you have the possibility to book a catering in addition. Children under the age of ten are only allowed to lead a llama together with an adult. Hiking shoes are very important for all participants. All trekking tours start at the farm or by individual arrangement.

Individual tours will be coordinated directly with you and planned together with you. Lützelflüh belongs to the canton of Bern and is easily accessible with the S4 in the direction of Langnau.

Included

Meals, if included in the booking

Extras

Catering can be booked for day trips (adults pay 30 CHF, for children from 10-16 years it costs 20 and for smaller children 10 CHF). A party tent from 4x6 meters size can be booked for children's parties or similar celebrations.

Lama Trekking Schwarzenburg (Photo: Lama Trekking Schwarzenburg)Lama Trekking Schwarzenburg (Photo: Lama Trekking Schwarzenburg)
Lama del Rio Day Tour (Photo: Lama del Rio)Lama del Rio Day Tour (Photo: Lama del Rio)

Lama Ranch Wyssachen

From Lama Ranch Wyssachen you walk with the llamas through fragrant fields, meadows and forests, some of which climb steeply and then offer beautiful views.

Highlights

  • Short day trekking
  • Longer day trekking
  • Two and more days trekking

Description

Christina and Dani Sägesser have eleven trained trekking llamas (including two mares) on their ranch in Wyssachen (Oberaargau), Heimigen 65. A day trekking can be booked as a short tour of about two hours or as a longer tour of about six hours.

A longer day trekking runs for example from the ranch in Heimigen over Schafberg and Böschberg, past the cheese dairy Hälfligen and further uphill through the forest to Guggli, which is located at about 1,000 meters above sea level. After the lunch break, the trail continues down the forest to Schoneggstrasse.

Via Wyssachen you walk with the llama to Bärhegechnübeli with a legendary earth castle ruin, via Freudigenegg and Roggengratbad back to Oberwald near Wyssachen. Via Ischlag, Kätter and Längweid you will arrive back at the llama ranch after six hours of pure walking time.

All tours, especially the multi-day tours, are planned by Christina and Dani Sägesser directly in consultation with you and will then give you a cost calculation as an offer.

Included

  • Aperitif at the Lama Ranch on a longer day trekking tour

Extras

There is a dormitory for 20 places for overnight stays at the ranch as well as a bar, the Lamalero Bar. A grill tray or gas grill can be rented.

Lama Ranch Brienz

From the Lama Ranch Brienz you walk through the area around Brienz and have a uniquely beautiful view of the turquoise blue Lake Brienz and the surrounding mountains of the Bernese Alps.

Highlights

  • Taster trekking
  • Half-day trekking
  • Full day trekking

Description

The Flück family currently keeps seven llamas in Brienz with which they offer trekking. Whether taster trekking with a duration of two hours or longer tours; the individual trekking tours and their special features will be planned directly with you. They usually take place on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, but also on other days, depending on the arrangement.

Combinations with a wildlife park visit, a campfire or barbecue on the way are possible. Half day tours last 3.5 to 4 hours, full day tours 5-6 hours. Llama trekking is also possible in winter, combined with a fondue or raclette in the open air.

Included

  • no further services

Extras

  • Catering/ drinks
  • possible transports
Lama Ranch May Stroll with llama and donkey (Photo: Lama Ranch)Lama Ranch May Stroll with llama and donkey (Photo: Lama Ranch)
Lama Ranch Brienz (Photo: Lama Ranch Brienz)Lama Ranch Brienz (Photo: Lama Ranch Brienz)

Llama and Alpaca Trekking in Jura & Three Lakes Region

In the region Jura & Drei Seen Land you will find at least three providers of llama and alpaca trekking.

Alpaca on the mountain

Alpaka am Berg offers trekking with and without overnight stays on the Jura heights and along the Aare River. The mountains entice with 1,000 to 1,500 meters altitude and sometimes particularly beautiful views.

Highlights

  • Group events by the hour or day (e.g. children's birthday party, school trip)
  • Wedding escort
  • Home visits
  • Easy walks and treks through the mountains or along the river
  • Combined boat trips with walk back
  • Combined cable car ride with alpaca trekking on the mountain Weissenstein

description

Barbara and Martin Herrmann run the farm in Flumenthal in the canton of Solothurn. Meeting point is Flumenthal or the immediate vicinity (three km), depending on where the twelve alpacas and three llamas are currently grazing. Group events are offered as walks and trekking tours or in connection with barbecue or fondue lunches.

Depending on the customer's wishes, bookings can be made for as little as one hour. Wedding escort by llamas, donkeys and alpacas is a photogenic walk on the way to the wedding ceremony. For home visits, the animals are brought directly to the home; they can be touched, walked and photographed there. Combined boat tours start in Solothurn with a trip across the Aare to Zuchwil or Altreu. The animals are there and accompany you on foot on the way back. A cable car ride with the alpaca leads to the mountain Weissenstein and is combined with trekking.

Easy walks do not require any special fitness, for longer trekking a normal fitness is enough. You can book tours here all year round and for any special day, even at short notice. You should always bring sturdy shoes and mountain clothing suitable for the weather.

Included

Luggage transport is included. Photos are provided free of charge via internet link. Complete prices will be charged for combined tours.

Extras

Especially for barbecue and fondue breaks you can book catering in addition. Overnight stays (in straw, teepee, tent or dormitory) are also offered for a fee.

Llama and donkey trekking Naturally free time

The Lama and Donkey Tekking Naturally Leisure takes you on various tours through the eight hundred meter high Tessenberg plateau, for example to Twannberg with a fantastic view of Lake Biel.

Highlights

  • Tour 1 to Twannberg (3 hours, 10 km)
  • Tour 2 with sculpture and herb trail (4 hrs., 10 km)
  • Tour 3 over the approx. 1,380 m high summit of Mont Sujet (Spitzberg) (3 hrs, 10 km)
  • Tour 4 via Twannberg and Tannbach gorge (6 hrs., 15 km)
  • Tour 5 via Twannberg, Schlossfluh, Spitzberg, Tannbach gorge (7 hrs, 17 km)
  • 1/2 day llama trekking followed by TOP barbecue
  • Camps 3-8 days (with own supervision) for schools, handicapped and visually impaired people

Description

Beni Blaser's farm is home to eight llamas, four donkeys and two alpacas. His main focus is on a challenging trekking that leads through a beautiful and spectacular landscape.

They are also very suitable for children, especially since the donkeys can be easily ridden. Also the alpacas are sometimes present. Beni Blaser offers trekking of different lengths for companies, families, schools and for people with disabilities.

The most popular highlight for companies or family celebrations is a half-day trekking followed by a TOP barbecue with the barbecue mobile.

Multi-day trekking tours and camps with daily trekking and games are offered and calculated individually.

Included

  • no further services

Extras

Food during the trek at the campfire (cooked wild salmon; grills; fondue or rolls). Three rooms for a total of up to 10 people can be booked for various excursions from here.

Alpaca on the mountain (Photo: Alpaca on the mountain)Alpaca on the mountain (Photo: Alpaca on the mountain)
Alpaca on the mountain (Photo: Alpaca on the mountain)Alpaca on the mountain (Photo: Alpaca on the mountain)

Alpaca Trekking Balmberg Tannenheim

Alpaca trekking Balmberg Tannenheim takes you through the mountainous landscape on the Solothurn Jura with pretty fir forests and limestone cliffs around the Balmberg.

Highlights

  • Trekking tours lasting between one and three hours
  • Individually planned trekking tours

Description

Elisabeth Bucheli Ryf and her husband Ernst Ryf have a seminar house at Oberbalmberg 23 and have kept alpacas here since 2009. Currently there are eight animals. Mrs. Ryf will lead the trekking. She will guide you through the mountainous area, which is located at an altitude of about 1,000 meters at the pass between Welschenrohr and Günsberg. Individual wishes will be planned and calculated in direct consultation with you. Trekking shoes and adapted clothing are very important.

Extras

Picnic has to be brought by yourself, after the trekking there are restaurants nearby. The seminar and vacation house Tannenheim offers 38 beds with self-catering.

Prices

For four or more participants, the following prices apply per person: 15 CHF for one hour, 25 CHF for two hours, 35 CHF for three hours.

Includes

no other services

Llama and alpaca trekking in Valais

In the Valais region you will find at least one provider of llama and alpaca trekking.

Lama Adventure

Lama Adventure offers tours with llamas in flat terrain on the north side of the Mischabel group. The glacier tour takes you along suonen (water conduits) to the Ried glacier in a valley of the Valais Alps, always with a view of the mountains and the glacier

Highlights

  • Taster tour four hours or day tour on flat terrain, also two-day tours
  • Glacier tour around the Riedgletscher with a four-hour hike in steeper terrain
  • Four-day vacation pass around Leuk, Raron or Visp, each with Lama Fun, Circus and Trekking
  • Lama Fun and therapy with llamas
  • One-week WWF camps with circus and trekking

Description

Dominique Gruber keeps 26 llamas on her farm in St. Niklaus/Canton Valais. She offers llama trekking between May and October for groups like school classes or families, but also for individuals

The treks lead through flat or also somewhat steeper terrain, depending on the booked tour. Besides fixed dates in her program, you can also arrange tours directly with Dominique Gruber. During the summer vacations she leads three four-day tours with llamas as a vacation pass. She will hike with you through the landscapes from the mouth of the Visper valley to the northern Rhone valley to the west

Lama Fun is an encounter day with the llamas, the highlight of which is an obstacle course with fifteen posts. Therapy days with llamas are intended for people with impairments, those at risk of addiction and children with behavioral problems

Reducing anxiety, achieving goals, and taking responsibility for the animal are important components of therapy. A WWF camp is a one-week circus and trekking tour organized in cooperation with WWF mostly for children in St. Niklaus and Grächen.

Prices

A day tour with llama trekking costs 65 CHF per person, the glacier tour or a llama fun per day costs 75 CHF.

Included

Everyone leads his llama on a leash.

Extras

Snacks and lunch have to be brought by yourself, also for two-day tours.

Lama Adventure (Photo: Lama Adventure)Lama Adventure (Photo: Lama Adventure)
Alpaca Trekking Balmberg Tannenheim (Photo: Balmberg)Alpaca Trekking Balmberg Tannenheim (Photo: Balmberg)

Llama and Alpaca Trekking in Basel

In the region of Basel you will find at least two providers of llama and alpaca trekking.

Kluser Llamas

At the Obere Klus farm you can enjoy the magnificent hilly landscape of the Jura with its forests, fields and vineyards while leading a llama on a leash.

Highlights:

  • Trial trekking
  • Adventure trekking
  • Animal assisted therapies
  • Children's parties
  • School vacation camps (duration one week each)

Description

Daniela Tschaggelar keeps 13 cuddly Wooly llamas and two alpacas on her farm Obere Klus. Six to nine llamas are available as recreational animals to wander with you through the hills, meadows and forests of the Canton of Basel-Landschaft.

The taster trekking includes a short walk (1.5 hours) to get to know the animals. The adventure trekking takes you with the animals a little longer (2-2.5 hours) through the area and afterwards there is a small snack on the farm.

The animal assisted therapies help with mental and/or physical illnesses. They are carried out exclusively with specialized personnel and in cooperation with a professional institution and do not involve trekking, but animal care and occupation with the animals. Children's parties can be booked for groups of ten or more children. After a two-hour llama program, you continue celebrating on your own for an hour, eating cake and playing games.

During the summer and autumn vacations, children from the 2nd school year upwards are allowed to walk with the llamas and other animals for a week, feeding and caring for them. They also play games and do handicrafts. Those who wish may spend a night on the farm during the week. Events for business occasions will be arranged and calculated directly with you.

Included

The aperitif (bread, cheese, sausage, non-alcoholic drinks) is only included in the price of the adventure tours. The camps during the school vacations include the supervision of the children, food, drinks, material etc. as well as the final barbecue with the parents (no alcoholic drinks).

Extras

In winter, the heated Lamastüberl is available for children's parties etc., can be purchased here: 1,5l mineral bottles (3 CHF/bottle, incl. cup), rent for gas grill 10 CHF /event, 50 CHF for an overnight stay in the camp incl. breakfast and dinner.

Farm Lörzbachmühle

Around the Lörzbachmühle you will experience the beautiful landscape of the canton Basel-Land on the border to France during the llama trekking along the Lörzbach and in small forests nearby.

Highlights:

  • Trekking up to three hours
  • Trekking up to 4,5 hours
  • Trekking up to six hours
  • Trekking with school groups from twelve children
  • Trekking for several days by arrangement

Description

Ruedi & Elisabeth Mosimann have been keeping llamas in Allschwill, Lörzbachmühlenweg 5b since 1993. At the moment there are about thirty animals, twelve of which are scheduled for trekking. You can reach the farm by car from Basel via Schönbuchenstrasse or by bus line 33 to the stop Allschwill-Ziegelhof.

Extras

Apéro in the Tenn, in the Hof-Ensemble or in the Lörzbachtaler Festraum (32 seats) can be booked additionally, costs for up to 50 persons 20 CHF per person. Picnic has to be brought by yourself, from 4,5 hrs. a Brätli is possible; also this has to be brought by yourself.

Includes

  • if the weather permits, a campfire on the way

Out and about with llamas and alpacas in Triesenberg

FAQ

  • What clothes and equipment do you need for llama and alpaca trekking?
  • Can the animals be dangerous during a llama and alpaca trekking?
  • How are the animals kept outside of llama and alpaca trekking?
  • What are the laws for llama and alpaca trekking in Switzerland?